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MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
, breaking news in an unprecedented, shocking move. republicans have filibustered a final vote on chuck hagel, president obama's pick to head the defense department. just four republicans join 54 democrats to support a vote on the nomination. now, you mugs know this is the first time in american history that a defense secretary nominee has been filibustered. forced to clear a 60 vote threshold. the president himself responded just minutes ago. >> chuck hagel, who, by the way, was a member of the republican caucus, a colleague of all of these folks who the republican leader mitch mcconnell and others consistently praised when he was still in the senate, has two purple stars -- two purple hearts, was an extraordinary soldier, was the head of the u.s.o., served on the senate floor relations committee. he is imminently qualified to be secretary of defense. and the notion that we would see an unprecedented filibuster, just about unprecedented. we've never had a secretary of defense filibustered before. there's nothing in the constitution that says that somebody should get 60 votes. the republican
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
filibustered. john mccain obviously still had some sour grapes with chuck hagel, but he's really trying to get back at the man who beat him in 2008. this is all about trying to settle scores with president obama. joining me now is former pennsylvania governor, ed rendell. governor, is this all about losing to the president? >> sure it is, rev. and the best proof of it is it has nothing to do with chuck. giving answers on benghazi should have no answers. it's simply what mccain said in 2006. after hagel had been a republican, said things about president bush, john mccain said, and i know you put up the quote before, i would be honor today have chuck hagel as my secretary of state. so it's clearly not about hagel, it's about obama. you're absolutely right. >> and to drive the point further, he once shared similar views on issues with the president. but, now, he's flip-flopping, even though he's shared though views. so he wouldn't agree with the president anymore. he changed. he flip-flopped on tax cuts under president bush. mccain actually opposed tax cuts for the wealthiment but under president
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